Female Submission in Dating and Marriage: Why Should Women Submit to Men?

| 01/24/2012 | Comments (2)

Have you ever asked yourself why religions around the world promote the concept of female submission? Since it is acknowledged that men had sole input and responsibility for writing these ancient texts, would one not be suspicious at least a little bit that men might set themselves up to be in control? Why do women not question the fact that perhaps men had a vested interest in writing these religious texts in a way that would be favorable for them?

Since its 2012 and the entire structure of our world societies have changed, why do men (especially Black men), cling to the concept of female submission and the word “submit?”  When a man wants female submission, what is it that he is expecting to have happen? And why do Black men believe that submission by Black women is the #1 requirement for a happy relationship and marriage?

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Fuzzy Frisson
Fuzzy Frisson

Since, in the context of Black or African men, a majority of them follow Christianity, I will refer to that for my answer.

 

The men that trumpet female submission are doing so to not only perpetuate and preserve archaic, patriarchal values (that are essentially obsolete and unnecessary in modern areas of the world), which are heavily exacerbated religiously, but also feed their primordial egos with a self-satisfactory sense of domination, control and leadership.  In short, it's an alpha mentality.  Such mentality places deifying, unquestioning emphasis and 'power' on that very person (the male) and has no leeway or room for consideration of the other (the female).  After all, as many of these men like to proclaim, there can be only ONE head of a house.  Couple such mentality with a fundamentally flawed interpretation and application of religious texts and the submission contention will always be on one's hands.  Unfortunately, societies for centuries - as with any other habit - have rendered their people that way, so it will take another long length of time for attitudes to truly change and there to be an open, flowing relationship of mutuality and equality, particularly among 'Black' and many African relationships.

 

The thing i find funny with such men is that should a woman dare to request equality in a relationship, that woman is vilified and pilloried as a 'Westernised' pariah - yet those very men are relying on a WESTERNISED religion themselves to justify their ideals.  Hypocrisy, anyone?

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